Nethania Latisha Anjani
Before we talk about anything else, what is the meaning of the subject itself? According to some dictionaries, “Subject” has a lot of meaning, but in school, it mostly refers to parts into which learning can be divided. It has a purpose for students to know every topic that is used in daily life. Each lesson usually covers one subject only. In school, they commonly cover 10 or more subjects every week. But, there are some subjects that students are not interested in. Therefore, I agree that students should only learn subjects that they are interested in.
There are a lot of reasons why students should learn subjects that they are interested in. First, it is because learning a lot of subjects can affect the students’ physical and mental health. Students have to deal with many subjects, which means students have more time to study each subject that is learned. It makes students tired. The students can be dizzy, have blurry eyes, back hurts, and neck pain. After school, students are not capable of thinking well and forget the lessons easily because sometimes they get mixed with the subjects. Moreover, students have only a small amount of time to rest. It also affects students’ mental health. Students will have no intention to study if they’re not interested in it, and by that students will struggle with doing the homework/ assignments and studying for the tests. As a result, the score in the subject will decrease over time. In a lot of schools, each day has 3 to seven different subjects, and each subject is 30 until 2 hours. If there is a subject that they’re not interested in, time will be wasted. Maybe 2 hours is a little, but if the subject is going on for a year, more than 100 hours are wasted. On the other hand, students that learn a lot of subjects will be more adaptable to the future, because they know a lot of things in different aspects already. Other than that, they will gain more skills because they cover more topics and experiences.
Learning subjects that students are interested in can be a better solution. Learning subjects that students are not interested in can make them lack motivation, and laziness — which leads to irresponsibility. Schools can make a new regulation for students to choose the subject that they want to learn based on each subject, not science and social studies. Therefore, learning subjects that students are interested in is helpful; considering that it helps students to be happy at studying. A lot of students feel it makes them simply sore, instead of making them learn.